AIP-104: Bringing Web3 to Educators & Schools

Proposal Name: Bringing Web3 to Educators & Schools

Proposal Category: Ecosystem Allocation

Funds Requested: $84,951 in $APE

Abstract:

This grant will help us fund a series of events to educate educators about web3 concepts. Ed3 DAO, the first non-profit DAO for educators, by educators, aims to educate 1 million teachers and education professionals in web3 tools and principles. This grant requests $84,951 in $APE.

Motivation:

We believe that the more students know about blockchain, NFTs, and DAOs, the more they will innovate solutions for the most complex global problems. Our goal is to educate educators through substantive events so they can upskill students.

The APE Community has brought life changing opportunities and money to people who never could have imagined it. Communities like these are helping to level the playing field and create equitable models for living and earning. As APE continues to build it’s vision across a variety of consumer industries, it is actively and successfully scaling web3 for the next generation. That is the generation that will truly build the metaverse we dream of. APE community support will help us scale that impact faster with a farther reach. It will onboard educators who are passionate to help people learn new things and demystify complex ideas and concepts and a role that could have tremendous benefit for the growth of the web3 ecosystem and community.

Rationale:

The Ape Community’s mission to elevate cultural expression through web3 is currently limited to those who are already immersed in it. There is no better way to exponentiate this mission than bringing that very web3 ethos into classrooms to support student upskilling in web3. Blockchain is providing a slew of innovative opportunities for evolving education and the relevancy of student learning to the workforce. Our DAO events bring educators, who have no experience with this, into the fold in a practical and knowledgeable way so that they can create multiplicative opportunities for students.

We’d be grateful for funding for our event series and sponsorship for our unconference. We are excited by the possibility of partnering with Ape DAO and promoting the future impact it could have on the education industry.

Specifications:

We have a number of events planned.

  1. Monthly masterminds
  2. Weekly Edtalks
  3. Monthly Web3 in Edu talks (clubhouse, Twitterspaces and LinkedIn)
  4. Monthly member led workshops
  5. Monthly networking for Web3 educators in the Ed3verse
  6. Ed3 Unconference

The Ed3 Unconference is our largest event. It is one step toward creating the conditions necessary for educators to begin to learn about, understand, and leverage web 3 technologies for public good and prepare young people for the future of the web. It is a 3 day, global, ‘choose your own adventure’ event that will onboard 1-2k traditional & non-traditional educators into the web3 ecosystem. We have some sessions that are free for everyone. All of it is free for our NFT holders and ticketed for non-NFT holders.

Steps to Implement & Timeline:

Producing each of these free events requires coordination of resources, guidelines, and people. Over the next six months, we aim to host:

  • 6 masterminds
  • 6 audio spaces
  • 24 edtawlks
  • 6 member led events
  • 12 networking events for web3 educators in the Eduverse

The largest lift is the Ed3 Unconference. Milestones for Ed3 Unconference include:

  • Aug 2022: Website & registration process activated
  • Sept 2022: Finalize activities program (agenda) & frameworks for engagement
  • Sept 2022: Confirm 50 speakers
  • Oct 2022: Virtual space built & tools finalized; onboarding ready
  • Oct 2022: Register 2,500
  • Nov 2022: 2,000 attendees & successful event execution

Overall Cost:

We request a grant/sponsorship from ApeCoin DAO to cover the following costs:

  • Virtual space architecture development: $25,000 for virtual space build
  • Tech subscription: $12,600 for 4 spaces with 500 capacity in Ed3verse

Compensation for Event Staff will be as follows:

  • Unconference developer & manager: $70 x 20 hrs per week for 2.5 months = $15,750
  • Marketing & content associate: $50 x 5 hrs per week for 2.5 months = $2,813
  • Event coordinator: $30 x 5 hrs per week for 2.5 months = $1,688
  • Day-of event Management staff: $15 x 5 hrs per day x 4 days x 10 people = $3,000
  • Administrative: $15 x 3 hrs per week for 2.5 months = $500

Costs For Ongoing Events are outlined here:

  • Zoom: $15.35 per month x 6 months = $100
  • Ed3verse: $300 per month x 2 per month for 6 months = $3,600
  • Two staff members to market & organize each event = $16,200
  • $50 courtesy gift swag or crypto per event for non-staff talent = $1,200

This grant will fund & sponsor Ed3DAO to host educational events for 6 months.

The total cost for this proposal is $84,951 converted into $APE after proposal passes.

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Hello! Blockchain education is so important & teaching educators about the technology could be one the best ways to reach students across the globe. Additionally, the DAO supporting BAYC/MAYC holders who are building is something that most all of us can agree on. This is cool!

My constructive feedback would be on the proposals format. It just reads a bit messy. There’s quite a bit of information that may not be necessary in final proposal. Additionally I’ll add that w/ all of this extra information, phase 2 of the proposal (questions phase) is likely to last for quite a while, which may move your timeline back. I’d be glad to give some advice for cleaning up the proposal.

Current token price indicates the cost ~ 15,500 apecoin. I think that’s reasonable!

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Thanks for checking out the proposal. We would very much appreciate your feedback on consolidating the proposal. I DMed you on Twitter. Many thanks!

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Love this initiate to spread awareness and knowledge of web3. My wife is a teacher and we’ve been brainstorming ways of getting the concepts of web3 introduced into her school/classroom.

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Awesome! You’re wife should join our community. We’re launching courses and certifications in web3 as well to equip educators to bring web3 into the classroom.

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I’ve sent you a draft of your proposal that should be easier to read. It could use some updates in the “Overall Cost” area, and you may want to add back a few of the details that I trimmed. It should provide a good template to work with though. Readability for proposals is really important!

After this topic closes, you’ll get a request from the moderators to submit a draft. They will update your first post here with the new draft after submission. I hope that your idea gets a lot of traction!

If you need recommendations for someone to co-host twitter spaces during voting, Ap3father is a good person for that. https://twitter.com/ap3father. He’ll gladly get on there & ask questions usually.

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Hi @thetechrabbi.eth,

Your topic will be automatically closing in less than 24 hours. Are you content with the feedback received, or do you wish to extend community discussion for a further 7 days?

If we do not hear from you within 48 hours after your topic closes, your topic will be moved straight to the AIP Draft process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

-Pearson

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We are ready to move forward. Will there be a chance to edit and update the proposal and take the feedback from @0xSword? Thank you.

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This topic was automatically closed after 7 days. New replies are no longer allowed.

Thank you @thetechrabbi.eth for your ideas and the ApeCoin DAO community for the thoughtful discussions. A moderator will get in touch with the author to draft the AIP in the appropriate template. Once the AIP is drafted and meets all the DAO-approved guidelines, the proposal will be posted on Snapshot for live official voting at: Snapshot

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments. @thetechrabbi.eth please see your messages for the next steps.

-Pearson

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@thetechrabbi.eth has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Pearson

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @thetechrabbi.eth’s AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Pearson

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@thetechrabbi.eth has responded to our questions and they are in our review once again.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Pearson

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gm! Just checking in to see if there is any news on the proposal draft. Thanks!

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

We have sent a list of follow up questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Pearson

Hello.

My company Cxmmunity is partnered with 50+ HBCUs to build esports teams. I know for a fact we have profs who would be interested in taking part in this. Was wondering, is there any part of the curriculum that is dedicated to esports (doesn’t have to be; just wondering), and how would educators start getting involved?

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